Free iClone pack

The new issue of the UK’s 3D World magazine has some iClone freebies on the cover-DVD…

“iClone Resource pack. Characters, props & scenes for iClone. As sold for $120.”

Umm… but… there’s a picture of a tennis racket, and what looks like a belt. So possibly not quite as exciting as it sounds. Still, you also get what looks like a Poser model of a classic British milk-float. And an animated dinosaur for Vue. No, can’t think how those two could possibly be combined in some eccentric Wallace & Grommit-like short 🙂

Sci-Fi deadline looming.

Well, it’s sliding into Sunday 4th of July here in the UK, and in regards to the Reallusion Sci-Fi Competition I think I’m going to have to join the ranks of the “at some point in time it’ll be released…, but not for the deadline”. I started an adaptation of a Ray Bradbury short story… but there’s still too much to learn if I want to get it the way I want it, and sadly I’m not going to make the deadline.

New “Lighting and Reflection” whitepaper

New on the Reallusion Developer Whitepapers series: “Simulate Realistic Lighting and Reflection with HDRI”…

“To make a virtual scene look natural and believable, you must take great care in setting up your environmental map, lighting and materials. One of the fastest ways to achieve this is to take advantage of HDRI features in iClone4. Just find a proper HDRI source, apply it to “Sky”, “IBL”, the reflection map and, with some adjustments, you can create the fascinating images in this tutorial.”